SOURCE: Secure Computing

April 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Secure Computing Delivers Security Gateway Virtual Appliances for VMware Environments

Secure Computing Combines Security Gateway Appliances With VMware Virtualization to Simplify Security Implementation and Management

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced it is working with VMware to provide customers with security gateway virtual appliances for organizations of all sizes. These security gateway appliances for VMware environments will provide customers with an easy way to implement and manage security for multiple virtual machines, or multiple applications within a virtual machine, through a single gateway. This enables customers to capitalize on the business benefits of VMware virtualization -- such as reduced capital and operating expenses, assured business continuity and a "greener" carbon footprint -- while ensuring security across the datacenter in ways not possible in a physical environment.

According to leading research firm Gartner Inc.'s report "Virtualization Changes Virtually Everything" (by Philip Dawson and Thomas J. Bittman, March 28, 2008), "Virtualization is the highest-impact trend changing infrastructure and operations through 2012. It will change how you manage, how and what you buy, how you deploy, how you plan and how you charge."

Through its relationship with VMware, all of Secure Computing's security gateway appliances can be deployed as preconfigured virtual appliances onto new or existing hardware without the cost and space required of traditional security implementations. Customers can deploy different Secure Computing appliances, each on its own virtual machine, on a single server.

Customers can also reduce administrative overhead by using Secure Computing's central management system, Secure Firewall CommandCenter to manage a pool of virtual security appliances protecting one or multiple customer environments. For example, customers or managed service providers can deploy up to 32 separate firewalls, each running on its own virtual machine on a single server, and manage all of them from a single point. With any of the scenarios, customers benefit from the ease of preconfigured security without the cost and space required to manage multiple appliances.

"VMware virtualization is the ideal platform for partners like Secure Computing to develop an easy way for customers to deploy their business-critical security solutions," said Dan Chu, vice president of emerging products at VMware. "Combining Secure Computing's security gateway virtual appliances with VMware virtualization allows organizations to scale out their security architecture and gain additional datacenter resources without added complexity."

"This relationship with VMware enables Secure Computing to be at the forefront of helping our customers incorporate green information technology into their core security strategy," said Scott Montgomery, vice president of global technical strategy, Secure Computing. "These integrated VMware-virtualized applications offer substantial cost savings and simplify the implementation and overall management of security in our customers' virtual environments."


Evaluation versions of virtualized Secure Firewall (formerly Sidewinder®), Secure Web (formerly Webwasher®) and Secure Mail (formerly IronMail®) are scheduled to be available by June 2008. Commercial versions of Secure Firewall, Secure Web and Secure Mail are scheduled to be available in the third quarter of 2008.

About Secure Computing Corporation

Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 22,000 global customers, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,000 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's Secure Firewall, Secure Web and Secure IronMail and the expected benefits of such technologies and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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